Jose Mourinho targets out-of-favour Real Madrid centre-back Eder Militao

Eder Militao ‘is on Jose Mourinho’s shortlist of targets as Tottenham boss eyes swoop for out-of-favour Real Madrid man’… who hasn’t had ANY LaLiga action since October despite costing £43m just 18 months ago!

  • Eder Militao has only played three times across all competitions this season
  • He hasn’t played for Real Madrid since a positive coronavirus test in November 
  • Jose Mourinho wants extra defensive cover for Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier 
  • But Spurs will need to spend close to the amount Real Madrid paid for Militao

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing Real Madrid defender Eder Militao to the club before the transfer window closes.

Militao, who has played nine times for Brazil, joined Real Madrid for £43million from Porto in March 2019, but he’s struggled to establish himself in the side.

The 22-year-old played 15 times in LaLiga last season as the side won the title, but his future at the club is uncertain after making just three appearances across all competitions this term.

Eder Militao has only played three times for Real Madrid across all competitions this season

Tottenham showed interest in Militao in the last transfer window, and now that he has fallen down the pecking order in the Spanish capital since he tested positive for coronavirus in early-November, he is reportedly back on the north Londoners’ radar.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid could be open to letting Militao go, but only for a similar amount to the £43m they originally spent on him. 

Real have lofty ambitions to make a splash in the transfer market come the summer with interest in Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe and so they are looking to generate revenue amid the strain of a global pandemic. 

Jose Mourinho wants back-up despite having one of the best defensive records in the league

Jose Mourinho wants back-up despite having one of the best defensive records in the league

Mourinho’s side have been solid at the back so far this season – only Manchester City have a better defensive record – with Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld forming a strong partnership. 

But Alderweireld is reportedly a transfer target for PSV in Holland, and while Spurs have Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon as back-up, Mourinho is thought to be keen on Militao’s versatility due to his capabilities as a right back and defensive midfielder. 

Tottenham are currently fourth in the Premier League table, four points off leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.